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Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 8, 2018

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As any seasoned investor knows, the stock market is one very big voting machine. And, while there is no ‘leader’ per se, those stocks that get to the top are those that enrich their shareholders. Heading into the end of this week, there’s certainly been a lot of news about politics, which has everyone guessing what’s coming next. For online ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – June 1, 2018

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Even though it was a tough week for hacking scandals, pipeline purchases and provincial politics, none of it mattered because Kim Kardashian visited the US President, J.R. Smith royally messed up game 1 for the Cavs, the US touched off a trade war with Canada and other trading partners. Even for traders who relish in volatility, this summer is going ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 25, 2018

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Though this was a short week because of the holidays, there was still a healthy dose of news to digest and trade around. For Canadian online brokerages, the race is on not only to report some of the big news but to put a creative spin on it. In this week’s roundup we go to both extremes with in-depth analysis ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 18, 2018

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Being online can sometimes be an occupational hazard. Case in point: Laurel or Yanny. Despite having captured the imagination of the internet and having squandered so many people’s valuable time there’s a lesson in here for online brokerages, which is to get attention online, you have to be interesting. In this edition of the roundup we take a look at ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 11, 2018

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Eventually spring was bound to show up. And, like the green shoots, flowers and sunshine, it’s a time for change and opportunity. Fortuitously, Canadian discount brokerages are also taking their cues from spring and rolling out some interesting new items for the season. In this edition of the roundup we take a look at a big bank-owned online brokerage that ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – May 4, 2018

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The old trading adage of sell in May and go away clearly did not apply to this week’s market activity. It’s still early enough in the month that anything can happen, however. With the announcement of the end of decades of hostilities between North and South Korea, it’s as good as any segue into the action taking place in the ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 27, 2018

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For traders of Canadian securities listed on the TSX/TSX-V and Montreal Exchange, the weekend showed up a little earlier than anyone expected. With trading on these markets halted, it was an opportune time for the Toronto crowd to tune into the wizardry of the Toronto Raptors. Of course, online brokerages in Canada are used to throwing a few surprises at ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 20, 2018

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For many sports fans, playoffs are the time of year when things get really exciting. Fortunately, sports fans aren’t the only ones being treated to contests as DIY investors and online brokerages have contests of their own making headlines. Of course some games take longer than others to win and require some creativity to get ahead (amirite Westworld fans?). In ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 13, 2018

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Friday the 13th seems like an unlucky date for those in the path of a spring-time ice storm (sorry Toronto!) and for others, well, the search for ice is really just to keep drinks cold.  Yes, this edition of the roundup is coming to you from the sunny and warm beaches of Huatulco, Mexico where the struggle to stay cool ... Read More »

Discount Brokerage Weekly Roundup – April 6, 2018

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Welcome to April 2018, where the invisible hand has taken to typing away tweets to move markets. The power of digital platforms and the importance of making deals coincidentally happen to be two important themes that Canadian online brokerages are also picking up on, although in a far less blustery manner. In this edition of the roundup, we take a ... Read More »